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War, Peace and Hegemony in a Globalized World
The Changing Balance of Power in the Twenty-First Century

ISBN 9780415596190
Published August 15, 2010 by Routledge
238 Pages

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Book Description

This book focuses on how the US could adapt its foreign policy initiatives to fit in with the growing aspirations of a multipolar world for a more balanced international order.

Written by leading scholars, such as Joseph Nye, Eric Hobsbawm and Akira Iriye, the volume examines if the absence of a superpower status would lead to anarchy, or if an alternative is possible. In view of the globalization process and the changing perceptions of US hegemony in the various regions of the world, it addresses the possibility of re-examining and redefining the nineteenth century classical balance of power.

Divided into two sections, it analyzes:

  • global perspectives on war, peace and hegemony, and the role of the United States
  • each region of the world in the context of the unfolding processes of globalization; the various ways in which economic and socio-political organizations are impacting inter- and intra-regionally; and the role of the United States vis-à-vis the individual countries and regions.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Chandra Chari  Section 1: Global Perspectives  2. War, Peace and Hegemony at the Beginning of the 21st Century Eric Hobsbawm  3. Global Governance in the Age of Transnationalism Akira Iriye  4. The Future of Power Joseph S. Nye, Jr.  5. The Troubled Quest for International Nuclear Order William Walker  6. Globalization, Hegemony and the Failure of Empire Prem Shankar Jha  7. Global Prosperity and the Prospect of War in the 21st Century T.C.A. Srinivasa-Raghavan  8. Human Security in Asia in a Conservative Era: Against the Odds, Twice Paul M. Evans  9. Hegemony and Strategic Choice Kanti Bajpai and Varun Sahni  Section 2: Regional Perspectives  10. Europe, NATO and the Emergence of a Polycentric World Chandrashekhar Dasgupta  11. The International Role of Latin America after September 11: Tying the Giant Jorge Chabat  12. The Change of the World in the Early 21st Century and China’s Strategy of Peaceful Rise Yu Xintian  13. Changing Balance of Power in the International Order in the Context of Globalization: The Case of Japan Akiko Fukushima  14. Security in Northeast Asia: Alternative Scenario Vyjayanti Raghavan  15. East Asia, ASEAN and Regional Order: Power, Cooperation and Principle Simon S.C. Tay  16. South Asian Economy: A Mix of Positives and Negatives N. Ravi  17. West Asia: Is There an Alternative to Sole Super-Power Hegemony? Hamid Ansari  18. Africa in 21st Century International Relations: Challenges and Responses Abdul Lamin 

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Chandra Chari is a journalist, editor and translator. She is one of the founder-editors of The Book Review, a literary journal of repute. Currently, she is editor of The Book Review and Chairperson of The Book Review Literary Trust.